November 11th is fast approaching. For some, it’s just a day off with scant regard for what it really means. For the “boomer generation” and those who have followed, the tragedy of war, although never forgotten, seemed so long ago and somehow both far away and detached from the very privileged and civilized Canada of today. The meaning of Remembrance Day is well understood by those who served, whether in World War II, the Korean conflict, in peacetime or peacekeeping. And the horror of war is certainly not forgotten by those who lost a family member, as our family did.
For more of Richard Gibbons’ thoughts on Remembrance Day see the complete article.